Transitioning to College: Erika V.
A First-Generation Student Perspective
“My first semester at Maryville University has been one of the biggest transitions in my life, but it’s been one of the best ones yet.”
Q: Were you ready to head off to college?
A: The feeling of being on my own was a bit scary at first. Self-doubt was a battle. I questioned if I would be able to handle the challenges given to me. However, I have learned that I am capable of so much more than I give myself credit for. I am also lucky to have met so many amazing new people through clubs, classes, and social events.
Q: Are you involved in any clubs?
A: Right now, I am involved in a club known as Latinas Unidas. I have been in many clubs in the past, but none have made me feel so included and accepted like this one.
Q: How are your classes?
A: My classes have been going great as well. Since I am an Interactive Design major, I have done many art projects that have allowed me to learn so much more about graphic design.
Q: Overall, how has your college experience been thus far?
A: I am very happy with my choice of going to Maryville, it feels like home to me.